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London Air Terror Plot Stymied, Liquids Banned on DC Flights

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A plot to explode several airplanes, mid-flight, originating from London's Heathrow via carry-on luggage was foiled this morning as British police arrested 18 terror suspects in London. Flights are being canceled in and out of London, and other European and International flights are being delayed up to two hours.

In Washington D.C., Reagan National and Dulles International have announced that they, like seven british airports have done, are banning liquids to be brought into the airport. Furthermore beverages and liquids bought inside the airport are also banned onto the airplanes, according to the TSA website, h/t Metafilter:

Effective immediately by order of the TSA, passengers may not bring liquids or gels of any size at the security checkpoint or in the aircraft cabin - including beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, toothpaste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency. Such items may be transported in checked baggage. Passengers may have baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby or small child is traveling. Passengers may also have prescription medication labeled with a name which matches the name on the passenger's ticket, insulin, or other essential non-prescription medications.

Beverages purchased beyond the security checkpoints must be consumed before boarding the aircraft. For further information, please go to www.tsa.gov. Thank you.

Below is a list of what few items are being allowed in the airports in Britan. One might prepare for similar restrictions for international flights out of LAX.
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# Pocket size wallets and pocket size purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards, identity cards etc (not handbags);

# Travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and travel tickets);

# Prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (e.g. diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic;

# Spectacles and sunglasses, without cases;

# Contact lens holders, without bottles of solution;

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# For those traveling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger);

# Sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags);

# Female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (e.g. tampons, pads, towels and wipes) tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs;

# Keys (but no electrical key fobs) - UK Dept. of Transport